All schools have a governing body comprising of different types of governors, for example;- parent-governors, teacher governors etc.
In addition to these categories, governing bodies in Catholic schools also include Foundation Governors, these Foundation Governors will always form a majority.
The main role of a governing body is to operate at a strategic level, ensuring that the Catholic vision and character of the school is upheld, holding the Head teacher and leadership team to account and overseeing the financial performance of the school.
Governors also set the budget, manage the school’s admissions criteria and are involved in the recruitment of senior leadership.
At St Mary's one of our parents, Andy Parsonage is also the chair of governors.
We are always looking to recruit more governors so if you are interested pop in to school or email Andy via the school office.
One of the ways of accounting for the work done by governors is through showing their involvement in the strategic planning of the school at various meetings throughout the year and hence the meeting attendance document below.